Paris Attacks Eclipse Democratic Debate Introductory Words
Rivals Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, and former secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton faced off on the second Democratic debate in Iowa, on Saturday. Before all the action began, moderator John Dickerson called for a moment of silence and said, “the debate you’ve tuned into is a symbol of the freedom we cherish. Last night the world watched in horror as freedom was savagely attacked.”; of course we know that Dickerson was referring to the Paris attacks that happened the day before. Read on to know more about how the three personalities responded about the significant issue.
According to the LA Times, although Bernie and O’Malley recurrently opposed race front-runner Clinton, the three essentially corresponded on most issues.
As the assembly was initially assumed to center on the U.S. economy, however the terrorist violence in Paris altered that. The lethal attack was claimed by Islamic State extremists as their work, made the mood melancholic. Panelists bowed their heads, to mark the disaster. (via Deadline Hollywood)
Clinton started her piece and said that the question is about “choosing our next commander in chief. All of the other issues we want to deal with depend on our being secure and strong. What my campaign is about is a political revolution.” The states’ prayers are “with the people of France tonight…but it is not enough. We need to have resolve that will bring the world together to root out the kind of radical jihadist ideology that motivates groups like ISIS…”
“Let me concur with all Americans are shocked and disgusted by what we saw in Paris yesterday,” Sanders said. The country should lead the world to “rid this planet of this barbarous organization known as ISIS.” Then he moved to discuss about the country’s “rigged economy” and political funding practice.
On the other hand, O’Malley, said that this poll is not only about selecting a president, but is more than anything, about “choosing our next commander in chief.” He also added, “like all of those in this room go out to people France in this moment of loss.” ISIS validated the “new face of conflict and warfare. We must be able to work collaboratively with others, must anticipate these threats before they happen, does require new thinking, new leadership.”
All three had various stands wherein they did not agree, but there is one topic where the three had the same position—being assertively pro-immigrant.
It is good to know that other would-be leaders of successful and powerful countries are fully aware and have their own outlooks in critical issues, like what happened in Paris, France on Friday.
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